This past Christmas, my boyfriend got me an assortment of lovely gifts including all four of Michael Faudet's books. For those of you who don't know, Michael Faudet is a poet, and he's one of my poetry inspirations and part of the reason I got into poetry. I read excerpts of his book Bitter Sweet Love upon my discovery of his work, but Dirty Pretty Things was the first work of his that I read in full.
First off, I love the titles of his books. They're unique and captivating. I don't know the page numbers of the books off the top of my head, but I think Dirty Pretty Things is the biggest book (at least it appears to be to me). Faudet's poetry is real, emotional, happy, sad, and raw. I've read pieces that have made want to cry and others that have inspired me. A significant amount of his poems and stories from my observation are erotic or have erotic elements, so the writing seems to be geared towards a more mature audience. If that sort of thing is not your taste then I would not recommend his books, but if you don't mind that sort of writing, then I highly suggest reading his works as his poetry is beautiful and different and is some of the best I've read next to Rupi Kaur's (and apart from my own *wink*).
I hope you enjoyed this post and/or that it helped or inspired you in some way.
Thank you for reading,
R'Nelle CyRe' Collins